Oh man. This book is fearless in its description of people (frequently men) who use religion for selfish aims. BRUTAL.
And the story apart from that is fascinating as well. I am sad that the third in this trilogy was never finished, because I suspect it would have jumped forward multiple generations, and I love when Butler does that. She’s such a great world-builder!
This was such a fascinating dystopian novel. I really enjoyed it, and love what it set up for the next one in the series.
This is probably a book that benefits from close reading, or a discussion section. It failed to leave a huge impact, though I may have also been distracted by the number of notes left by students in the margins (and my suspicions that they were noticing the wrong things).
I LOVED THIS BOOK! Or, more accurately, I loved Ove.
This book was wonderful, but also had a lot of heaviness. Cancer. Divorce. Anger. Fear. I think I pushed myself to read it through the night because I wanted to get to the end of all the intensity. BUT it was very honest and funny and hopeful and the conflicts seemed true to life. (Okay there was a romantic-comedy theme as well, but enough characters were messy/real enough that I WAS NOT MAD about the happy ending.)